Island News

Port Blair, 30 Jul 2014/--/It has been 10 years since the Boxing Day devastating tsunami struck the islands playing havoc with life and property.  The jetties especially bore the brunt of the giant waves.          ...
Port Blair, 30 Jul 2014/--/Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Lt. General Ajay Kumar Singh (retd) was the chief guest at the colourful and attractive opening ceremony of the Inter Zonal State Level...
RANGAT, 30 Jul 2014/--/The parents of small children at Chitrakut village, under Nimbutala Panchayat, North & Middle Andaman District are a harried lot.  About 30-35 parents have to carry their children all the way...

West Bengal & Other States

Patna, 30 Jul 2014/--/Seeking to buck the trend of recent Parliamentary election in which BJP decimated them, JD-U, RJD and Congress today announced alliance among the three for bypoll in 10 Assembly seats in Bihar, considered as semi-final before the crucial state poll next year. As per seat-...
Kolkata, 30 Jul 2014/--/Spate of gruesome crimes against women and girls recently have once again bared the dismal state of affairs in the government’s law enforcement department. But the incidents are no less a desperatecryfor engagement of a far greater number of women police for not only curbing...

Sports News

Glasgow, 29 Jul 2014/--/Double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, Rajeev Tomar and Amit Kumar ensured at least three silver medals for India at the Commonwealth Games today after they entered the finals of their respective...
Glasgow, 29 Jul 2014/--/Weightlifter Vikas Thakur showed tremendous grit as he fought back pain to clinch a silver while three boxers inched closer to a medal by advancing to the quarterfinals of the 20th Commonwealth...

Stand Alone

Palestinians displaced by an Israeli ground offensive look at the aftermath of what witnesses said was nearby Israeli shelling as they take shelter at...

Hills (Darjelling) News

MIRIK, 30 Jul 2014/--/CPM Mirik convener and party worker union’s Tharbu TG general secretary Kismat Tamang has called on a larger movement and has urged the TG workers to be ready for agitation similar to the scale of...
KURSEONG, 30 Jul 2014/--/Gorkha National Liberation Front chief Subash Ghisingh is likely to stay for some more days in Siliguri. Ghisingh, who was back in Siliguri on July 25 due to a health-related issue, will...
Gangtok, 30 Jul 2014/--/Chief Minister Pawan Chamling and his wife Tika Maya Chamling have extended warm wishes and greetings to the people of Sikkim on the auspicious occasion of Drukpa Tshechi. The chief minister’s...

National News

New Delhi, 30 Jul 2014/--/Senior diplomat Navtej Singh Sarna was today appointed as secretary (West) in the ministry of external affairs. Sarna, a 1980 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer, is working as Special...
New Delhi, 30 Jul 2014/--/The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is in the process of preparing the nomination dossier in pursuance of inclusion of the ruins of the ancient Nalanda University in the list of UNESCO...

Business News

Kolkata, 29 Jul 2014/--/"Syndicate Bank would put thrust on Mid-corporates, MSME and retail segment for 2014-15. The bank would be setting up processing centres for SMEs, as also around 20 exclusive financing centres...
Kolkata, 29 Jul 2014/--/Hiatchi-Omron Terminal Solutions, Corp on Monday announced that India’s leading public sector bank, Bank of Baroda (BOB) has launched cash recycling operations with Hitachi’s Cash Recycling ATM (...

Market Watch

Mumbai, 29 Jul 2014/--/The Bombay Stock Exchange, National Stock Exchange, Forex, Money, Metals, oils and oilseeds markets are closed on Tuesday on account of Id-Ul-Fitr ('Ramzan Id'). However, bullion and sugar markets will remain open.

Reflex Action

30 Jul 2014/--/Majority of Congress workers and leaders in UP feel only Priyanka Gandhi Vadra can revive the flagging party. Ever since Lok Sabha results were announced there is complete demoralisation in rank and file of Congress Party, which is out of power in the state since 1989. Congress worker...

Political Delicacies

27 Jul 2014/--/West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is having sleepless night. Perhaps, the ghost of the CBI haunts her forcing her to take confusing steps. Heads turned in disbelief when the Tr...
20 Jul 2014/--/Ved Pratap Vaidic whose meeting with the terror chief Hafiz Sayeed in Pakistan has created a furore in Parliament, is believed to have been assigned by  National Security Adviser Ajit D...

North Bengal News

Malda, 30 Jul 2014/--/Administrative and security department in Malda are busy preparing for President Pranab Mukharjee’s visit on August 1. The president, accompanied by state Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, will be...
Siliguri, 30 Jul 2014/--/Given the lack of scope and support from the government, Nepali singers and musicians have started migrating to neighbouring Nepal with the hope of reaping benefits, both financially and in name...
Siliguri, 30 Jul 2014/--/State BJP and Congress today visited the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital for inspection and thereafter condemned the state government for the spread of encephalitis and for ignoring...

Video News

Echo World

Beijing, 30 Jul 2014/--/At least 32 people were killed and several others wounded in a major terror attack by a mob armed with knives and axes in northwest China's volatile Xinjiang province on the eve of Eid, in the...
Washington, 30 Jul 2014/--/Al-Qaeda is increasingly funding terror operations thanks to at least USD 125 million in ransom paid since 2008, largely by European governments to free western hostages, according to a media...

Editorial

30 Jul 2014/--/It is indeed sad that a citizen had to knock at the door of the Calcutta High Court for initiating action against Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal for inciting his workers to ‘rape’ the womenfolk of CPM families. There was no alternative left to the petitioner because, as Justice Dipankar Dutta rightly pointed out, the State Government was trying to ‘play down’ the seriousness of the...